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" Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all to ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his owne "
Comus, a maske - Page 11
by John Milton - 1902 - 29 pages
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...dashing oar, To bid his gentle spirit rest." Milton thus personifies Wisdom, ——— " Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her...nurse Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets gram her wings, That in the various bustle of resort, Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impaired,"...
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Description of Nuneham-Courtenay, in the county of Oxford

Nuneham Courtenay - 1806
...of defert cell, And Wifdom's felf Oft feelcs to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various buftle of refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair'd. The front of the grotto is partially...
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Description of Nuneham-Courtenay: In the County of Oxford

Earl George Simon Harcourt Harcourt, Horace Walpole, Sir Joshua Reynolds - Great Britain - 1806 - 72 pages
...fecrecy of defert cell, And Wifdom's felf Oft feeks to fweet retired Solitude, Where with her beft nurfe, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various buftle of refort Were all too ruffled, and fometimes impair"d. The front of the grotto is partially...
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Illustrations of the scenery of Killarney and the surrounding country

Isaac Weld - 1807 - 223 pages
...of the wild beauties of simple nature, than to favour the meditations of the sage; for wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where, with her...contemplation, She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wings. It is scarcely possible, indeed, to enter the confines of this sequestered region, without being subjected...
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The British Essayists;: Mirror

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1807
...enjoyments connected with rural retiremer.t. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks the sweet retired solitude, \Vhcre, with her best nurse Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings. That in the hustling hurry of retort, Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. As these dispositions and sentiments...
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The Works of Thomas Gray; Containing His Poems, and Correspondence ..., Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1807 - 316 pages
...it may, when Wisdom herself is forced often in sweet retired Solitude To plume her feathers, and let grow her wings, That in the various bustle of Resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. It is a foolish thing that without Money one cannot either live...
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The British Essayists, Volume 35

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1807
...And Wisdom's self Oft seeks the sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse ConternpL*tion, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the bustling hurry of resort, Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. As these dispositions and sentiments...
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The British Essayists, Volume 3

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun asid moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude: Where, with her...wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd: Me that has light within his own clear breast, May sit o' th'...
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A pocket companion for Oxford. [Entitled] A new pocket companion ..., Volume 3

1810
...Comus of Milton: Musing Meditation most affects The pensive secrecy of deserf Cell; And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with her...wings, That in the various Bustle of Resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. Proceeding through a continuation of the same Shrubbery, (which...
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A New Pocket Companion for Oxford, Or Guide Through the University: With an ...

1810
...Comus of Milton: Musing Meditation most affects The pensive secrecy of desert Cell; And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude, Where with her...wings, That in the various Bustle of Resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. Proceeding through a continuation of the same Shrubbery, (which...
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